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Saladax Biomedical, Inc. Names Edward Chu, M.D., Chair of the Company's Scientific Advisory Board
Date:11/1/2011

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and existing therapeutics, announced today that Edward Chu, M.D., has accepted to chair the company's scientific advisory board (SAB).

Dr. Chu, who serves as chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is deputy director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and is co-leader of the UPCI Molecular Therapeutics and Drug Discovery Program.  In this role, Dr. Chu is involved in basic, clinical and translational cancer research.  He has a broad background in cancer pharmacology, cancer drug development and clinical investigations and his main research efforts have focused on the design and development of novel agents and treatment approaches for the treatment of colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, in addition to early Phase I and II clinical development of novel small molecules for non-GI cancers and other solid tumors.

Prior to his position at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Chu served as deputy director of the Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine.  While at Yale, Dr. Chu held roles including associate director of clinical research, chief of Yale's section of medical oncology, professor of medicine and pharmacology and co-director of the developmental therapeutics program at the Yale Cancer Center.  Before Yale, Dr. Chu was director of the VACT Cancer Center for nearly 10 years and also served as the senior clinical investigator of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Navy Medical Oncology Branch.

"We are delighted Dr. Chu has accepted to chair Saladax's scientific advisory board," said Edward L. Erickson, president and CEO of Saladax.  "Given his extensive experience and impressive tr
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